Historic Gakushi Kaikan to be partially demolished

Demolition of half of the historic Gakushi Kaikan (学士会館) will start in 2025. The property was built in the 1920s and 1930s as club facilities for graduates of several national universities, and registered as a National Tangible Cultural Property in 2003.Read more

Akihabara high-rise project moving ahead despite opposition

A 170-meter tall mixed-use redevelopment may soon be going ahead for a multi-block site in Akihabara. To move forward with project planning, the required two-thirds approval was obtained from landowners last month.Read more

170m tall tower for north side of Iidabashi Station

Details of a 170-meter tall mixed-use project near Iidabashi Station have been announced. Construction of the Koraku 2 Chome South District Redevelopment is scheduled to start in 2026, with completion by 2030 ~ 2031.Read more

Modernist theatre demolition delayed due to rising construction costs

Rising construction costs might have granted the National Theatre an inadvertent temporary reprieve of demolition. The 57-year old modernist building was scheduled to meet with the wrecking ball sometime after the end of October.Read more

Imperial Hotel sells 35% of land for 62 billion Yen

On September 26, Imperial Hotel announced plans to sell a 35% share of the land under its tower building in its Tokyo property to Mitsui Fudosan for 62 billion Yen (approx. US$416 million). This purchase price works out to around 15 million Yen per square meter (US$9,300/sq.ft), which is approximately 93,600 times its book value.Read more

New high-rise development announced for west side of Shinagawa Station

On August 29, Keikyu Corporation and East Japan Railway Company released details on the Shinagawa Station District Redevelopment Project that will see three buildings on a 3.3 hectare site on the western side of the station.Read more

Demolition starts on 56-yr old building in Akasaka

Demolition of the 56-year old Sankaido Building near the US Embassy will start this month. The building is making way for a new redevelopment project by Norin Suisan Shoreikai and construction giant Kajima Corporation.Read more